[tex-live] installing with custom binaries & making it

Кирилл К kskuzmin at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 13:29:23 CEST 2014

Hello all,

I'm going to install TexLive2014 with my own-compiled binaries (with shared

0. I have read this:


1. Build binaris:

In sources dir:
$ mkdir Work && cd Work
$ ../configure \
--prefix=/opt/texlive/2014 \
--bindir=/opt/texlive/2014/bin/custom \
--datarootdir=/opt/texlive/2014 \
--includedir=/usr/include \
--infodir=/opt/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/doc/info \
--libdir=/usr/lib \
--mandir=/opt/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/doc/man \
--disable-native-texlive-build \
--disable-static \
--enable-shared \
--with-system-libgs \
--with-system-poppler \
--with-system-freetype2 \
--with-system-fontconfig \
--with-system-libpng \
--with-system-icu \
--with-system-graphite2 \
--with-system-harfbuzz \
--with-system-xpdf \
--with-system-cairo \
--with-system-pixman \
--with-system-zlib \
--with-banner-add=" - shared"
$ make
$ make check
$ make install

At the end of this I was taking binaries in /opt/texlive/2014/bin/custom
and some files around there (in texmf-dist).

2. Install TexLive dist (tree):

In untarred dist dir:
$ ./install-tl -custom-bin /opt/texlive/2014/bin/custom/

As I understand that will install full tree of TexLive using my
binaries for 'custom' platform.

Add '/opt/texlive/2014/bin/custom' to my $PATH and
'/opt/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/doc/info' to $INFOPATH,
'/opt/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/doc/man'  to $MANPATH.

$ fmtutil-sys --all
$ updmap-sys

?. Questions:

- Is key '-custom-bin' tells to installer that  it should using bins in
this directory directly
or should copying them?

- There are no some additional executables (maybe scripts? or/and
symlinks?) in bin directory,
so some commands (such as 'latex', 'pdflatex') not found. Where it is and
how to install it?

- Installer script installed another copy of manpages to bin/custom/man
Is it differs of manpages that comes with own-making binaries?
How to prevent of install these mans correctly (*perfectionism style*)?

- Any comments to my sequence?
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